A new geothermal system introduced by Queensland company, QPS Geothermal
is gaining ground within the residential housing market.
Used to heat and cool homes in an energy-efficient and environmentally
sensitive way, the copper-based GeoAir geothermal system has been taken up for
installation by leading developers including Australand and Sekisui House, as
well as AGL in Victoria.
Geothermal systems deliver several long-term benefits to the homeowner
including reducing energy bills by up to 80% in addition to having a low
environmental impact. Energy is derived by converting heat extracted from the
earth, resulting in almost zero emissions and no release of carbon dioxide. It
does not create any noise pollution, excess waste or by-products, leaving
behind a miniscule environmental footprint.
Projects using the Queensland
based geothermal technology:
Fairwater, an 800-block 38-hectare housing development planned for the
western Sydney town of Blacktown will include a geothermal technology network.
A 300-hectare development planned for a Sydney site will also offer
geothermal heating and cooling for up to 1800 homes.
Geothermal technology has also been installed at Sekisui House’s $500 million
Ecco Ripley development in Queensland.
AGL Energy has partnered with a local Victorian sports club, Mooroondah
AFL to install the state’s first geothermal cooling and heating system in a